The Long Run:  Preparation, Race, Recovery

You're ramping up the miles.  That marathon/half marathon/other distance race you're training for is creeping up closer and closer on the calendar.  You're sore.  Your IT band is tight.  Your calves hurt.  The shin splints keep popping up.  You don't know how to avoid hitting "the wall".  You're still trying to figure out the nutrition component - during the run, and during the week.  Aches, pains, exhaustion - they all seem to be the norm now.

This workshop was designed for you.

We will take an in depth look at nutrition - why you need to fuel, what you need to fuel with, and how your body utilizes what you put in.

We will explore the benefits of compression and talk about the differences between manufacturers.

We will look at therapeutic products and talk about self maintenance:  stretching, massage, strength

Availability is limited, so be sure to sign up soon.  All attendees will enjoy a 20% shopping discount on the morning of the clinic.

Wellesley 2/7:  http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5281166110#

Boston 2/16:  http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5281531202#

Norwell 2/21:  http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5281597400#

Running Form Workshop

Join Marathon Sports for Running Form workshops at our Wellesley and Brookline stores this month, where we will strive to make running a more enjoyable part of your life. We will explore four simple components that will help to reduce the strain that leads to injury, and help you run faster, longer, and more comfortably than ever.

We will also discuss the ever increasing spectrum of “minimal” shoes:  how they are designed, how they work with different running mechanics, how to transition into “minimal” footwear.

Breakfast refreshments will be served.

You will also have an opportunity to try on a variety of different styles in our expansive “minimal” category and enjoy a 20% discount should you choose to purchase a pair of shoes.

Space will be limited to 20 participants for each clinic, so be sure to reserve early.

Mansfield 2/10:  http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5281063804#

Cambridge 2/17:  http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5281113954#


Yoga for Runners

We all understand the benefits of cross-training as part of our regimen – active recovery, injury prevention, improved fitness.  How many of us have considered yoga for cross-training?  Yoga can help to heighten our mental focus, improve flexibility, increase strength, and give us a better awareness of movement – all things that can improve our running experience.

We invite you to join us at "Yoga for Runners" at our Brookline store.  Now that football season is over and long runs are getting longer, what better way to cap off your weekend?

Classes will be taught by Lee Skunes – a member of our Brookline store's running club, and instructor extraordinaire at such locations as:  Equinox, Exhale Spa, and Bodyscapes.

Space is limited, so be sure to register early.

Brookline 2/10:  http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5363540494#

Brookline 2/17:  http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5363602680#